Athletics at Grace
Students compete on interscholastic competitive teams beginning in the fifth grade. Team sports include soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball. Individual sports include squash, fencing, tennis, swimming, track and field, and cross country. In the High School Division, there are full Varsity and Junior Varsity programs. Grace Church School is a member of both the ACIS (Athletic Conference of Independent Schools) and the PSAA (Private School Athletic Association).

Skill development, sportsmanship and teamwork form the core of the Grace Church School athletic program. Coaches work to develop abilities in each student athlete through skill-building, team practices and interscholastic competition and to teach student athletes how to balance their sports and academic lives.

Athletics News


  • Varsity and Junior Varsity indoor games and practices take place in the fourth floor athletics center at 46 Cooper Square (a sprawling 12,000 square-foot facility featuring a gym, fitness room, and state-of-the-art golf simulator).

  • Middle School and (High School as needed) teams practice and play indoor games at the gym on the 86 Fourth Avenue campus (a 10,000-square-foot athletic center featuring a rock climbing wall, batting cage, and college regulation-size basketball court) and at the varsity gymnasium at the Houston Street Center at Bowery & Houston Street, which both serve as home courts.
  • Outdoor sports are played at the East River fields located a convenient ten minutes away, offering well-drained and solid turf.

  • Many teams take advantage of professional sports facilities throughout the city:
    • Squash plays at Nicol Squash
    • Tennis practices and plays at the West Side Tennis Club
    • Swimming uses two nearby pools
    • Golf is played at Liberty National Golf Course and KonnectGolf
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Grace Church School is a co-educational independent school in downtown Manhattan, New York City providing instruction for nearly 800 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.